Articles tagged “west virginia”

West Virginia Finally Has a John Denver Song as Its New Tourism Anthem

West Virginia Finally Has a John Denver Song as Its New Tourism Anthem

Associated Press

West Virginia tourism's version of the song probably goes something like "take me home, to more tourism dollars" as it hopes tourists will have a newfound appreciation for the song and state.

1 year ago

West Virginia Creating Trail That Highlights Farms and Food

West Virginia Creating Trail That Highlights Farms and Food

Associated Press

West Virginia is tapping into the demand for culinary tourism to drive visitation to new regions throughout the state.

3 years ago

West Virginia Farms Think Beyond the Corn Maze for Agritourism

West Virginia Farms Think Beyond the Corn Maze for Agritourism

Elaina Sauber, Associated Press

This can only lead to better tourism in the region, and better options for locals looking to profit from them.

3 years ago

West Virginia Plans to Boost Tourism by Capitalizing on Its National Parks

West Virginia Plans to Boost Tourism by Capitalizing on Its National Parks

Associated Press

West Virginia's appeal can be limited, so it's wise to build on what it already knows can be successful.

3 years ago

West Virginia Has a New Tourism Campaign Aimed at ‘Real’ Experiences

West Virginia Has a New Tourism Campaign Aimed at ‘Real’ Experiences

Associated Press

It is interesting that West Virginia's marketing focus appears to be primarily online.

4 years ago

The West Virginia Forests Ideal for Digital Detox Getaways

The West Virginia Forests Ideal for Digital Detox Getaways

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

Sign us up.

4 years ago

Resort’s Attempt to Bring Luxury Rail Line to West Virginia Fails

Resort’s Attempt to Bring Luxury Rail Line to West Virginia Fails

Associated Press

Even destinations best suited for high-end rail travel are seeing little demand for this romantic transportation mode, making the resort's idea a pipe dream from the start.

5 years ago

Organized Music Trail Raises Awareness of West Virginia Culture and Attractions

Organized Music Trail Raises Awareness of West Virginia Culture and Attractions

Douglas Imbrogno, The Charleston Gazette

Destinations are learning to tap into their already existent local businesses for tourist attractions by organizing day-trips into themes and activities. The Mountain Music Trail is a great example of this clever marketing.

5 years ago

West Virginia Needs Better Marketing to Capitalize on Growing Wine Region

West Virginia Needs Better Marketing to Capitalize on Growing Wine Region

Judy E. Hamilton, The Charleston Gazette

The number of West Virginia's wineries have grown in recent years providing the perfect opportunity for the state to map out organized trails and attract new tourists.

5 years ago

West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill

West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill

Associated Press

It will help that West Virginia is pumping up its usual spring campaign, but it should also explicitly address potential visitors' concerns over whether or not the water is safe to drink on a trip to the state.

5 years ago

West Virginia Plans Tourism Branding Comeback After Chemical Spill

West Virginia Plans Tourism Branding Comeback After Chemical Spill

John Raby, Associated Press

West Virginia's brand was slightly tainted before the spill thanks to MTV's show 'Buckwild'. Rather than acknowledge the spill or MTV misrepresentation, the state should go back to what made its brand strong to begin with: a focus on the outdoors and active people.

5 years ago

Shutdown 2013: West Virginia Park Crew Shrinks Before Busy Visitor Month

Shutdown 2013: West Virginia Park Crew Shrinks Before Busy Visitor Month

Brandi Underwood, The Register-Herald

Areas that wait for the fall season like beach communities wait for the summer will be hit particularly hard by the shutdown. Fall festivals and events will be difficult, if not impossible, to pull off.

5 years ago